27 Photos - Oct 14, 2013
Photo: Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lesson 1. Pretest drawing the house, airplane, and donut from memory, then onto my first lesson: the sphere.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lesson 2.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lesson 3.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lessons 4 & 5.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lessons 6 & 7.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lessons 8 & 9.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lessons 10 & 11.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lessons 12 & 13. This was my first exciting moment. I kept looking back and forth between my first day’s house and these, and it made me smile.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lessons 14 & 15.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lessons 16 & 17. That top one is supposed to be a wave. It’s okay if you don’t see it.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lessons 18 & 19.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lessons 20 & 21. This tree was my next exciting moment. I actually drew a tree!Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lessons 22 & 23.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lesson 24. All the straight edge reference lines needed for this 2-point perspective technique drove me into the reassuring arms of my computer. Learning to draw on a computer breaks all the rules of learning how to draw, but I didn’t care. I loved it.Photo: See what I mean about all the straight edge reference lines? The 2-point perspective method made easy in Adobe Illustrator.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lesson 25.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lesson 26.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lesson 27.Photo: Just look at all those cool reference lines.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lesson 28. Yes! I actually drew this! It’s pretty easy with Photoshop. You’ve just have to be humorously patient and extremely skilled with the undo button. P.S. You don’t have to look at her hair.Photo: Leonardo da Vinci’s Angel of the Madonna of the Rocks is the starting point. Just pop that on into Photoshop. Then...(next image)Photo: Trace the profile of the face, and the outline for the key features. Then...Photo: Use shading to give the face three-dimensional shape. In the previous lessons you learn to use shading to give shape. Here’s where you put it all together. This is where the patience and undo button skills come in.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lesson 29.Photo: My starting point was to trace this eye, then further sculpt it with shading and other details. I know tracing is cheating, but I don’t care. I could either fight for an hour trying to get the right shape, or I could trace it. So sue me.Photo: You Can Draw in 30 Days by Mark Kistler - Lesson 30. Yes, I traced the outline of the shape. Tracing is great for beginners. That’s what I keep telling myself.